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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Do wedding officiants offer remote or virtual services?

Reach out to wedding officiants in your area, and ask them if they can offer a remote or virtual ceremony. Some officiants may be willing to meet in person while maintaining 6 feet of distance, while others may prefer to conduct the entire service over the phone or a video call service such as Skype or Zoom.

Familiarize yourself with the social distancing rules in your community, city and state, and move forward only if both you and the officiant are comfortable with the arrangement. 

How much does it cost to officiate a wedding?

The national average cost to hire a wedding officiant is $150-$200. Wedding officiant rates are affected by the date of the ceremony, the time of day, and how far the officiant has to travel. Some officiants may charge extra for additional ceremonies like unity candles or sand ceremonies, as well as the cost of the supplies. Many wedding officiants have higher rates for larger weddings and lower rates for smaller, more intimate ceremonies. Personalizing the ceremony means a lot to some couples. Wedding officiants may have flat rates for standard ceremony templates, perhaps $100-$125, and charge more for a more customized experience, such as $150-$200. This allows the couple to collaborate with the wedding officiant as they are building a unique ceremony script. At the pre-wedding meeting, the officiant will ask whether the couple plans to write their own vows and how much input they have about the rest of the wording and flow of the ceremony. Additional planning meetings and extra communication can add up to a higher overall cost. If your venue has parking or other fees, you may need to pay on behalf of the officiant. Often wedding officiants can rent sound systems and wireless mics if you have an outdoor wedding location or venue that is not wired. These extras will also increase the overall cost.

What does it mean to officiate a wedding?

To officiate a wedding is to oversee the official union of two people in marriage. A wedding officiant is vested with the power to legitimize your union in the eyes of the court. An officiant also sets the tone for your ceremony, leading the couple through their vows and shaping the experience with the words they choose and the pace they set. An officiant may be based in a religious faith, may be an interfaith officiant, may be a secular officiant, or may be a friend or family member who has received ordination online.

You can have a traditional wedding officiated, or you can also have an officiant oversee a commitment ceremony, a vow renewal or an elopement. Once the wedding is complete, the officiant will ask you to sign the wedding certificate, and will then submit the document to the court on your behalf. This makes your marriage legal. Wedding officiants work with you no matter how simple or elaborate you would like your ceremony to be. The more involved wedding officiants are in the planning and customization of the ceremony, the more they will typically charge.

Who performs a wedding ceremony?

Anyone who is authorized by the court or a credible online source has the power to perform a wedding ceremony. Traditionally, wedding officiants were ordained members of a religious organization or civil officiants authorized by the court to legally marry two people. With the increasing customization and personalization of weddings, many couples are asking a friend or family member to become ordained and act as their wedding officiant. Wedding officiants can represent a wide range of backgrounds including Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, nondenominational, interfaith or nonreligious. There is no legally required structure for a wedding ceremony, so couples can customize the language of the ceremony and their vows in any way they desire (though members of some religions may have specific requirements). To legally validate the marriage, the couple and the wedding officiant must sign a marriage certificate after the ceremony verifying the date and names of those involved. The wedding officiant should then submit the certificate to the court, which will in turn mail an official marriage certificate to the newly married couple.

Reviews for The Colony wedding officiants
Thumbtack Customer
She officiated my wedding and it was excellent.
Reverend Suzi McKinleyReverend Suzi McKinley
Andres G.
Leslie went far above the expectations my wife and I had for a wedding officiant; she was extremely diligent about helping us plan the ceremony and really making it our own. During the ceremony, Leslie coordinated the event with ease and the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend Leslie for your wedding!!!
Leslie MorganLeslie Morgan
Natisha P.
Rachel was absolutely a dream come true for officiating our wedding. Because of COVID, we had to reschedule and relocate about three times and each time, Rachel made her services available. She even tried to help find a new location and she went above and beyond her duties to make our ceremony personal and comfortable. She even took the responsibility of taking care of filing our marriage license which took a lot off our plate. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs an officiant who is patient, sweet, attentive to her clients’ requests and very much on point with communication. Her sweet and bubbly personality also made her a dream to work with to create the perfect ceremony. There is not enough praise for this beautiful individual who was a big part of our special day. Thank you so much! The Newly-Weds Natisha and Vijay Chauhan
The Dotted LineThe Dotted Line
On October 10, 2020 Pastor Devin Miller resided over my Daughter’s Christian wedding as the Wedding Officiant. This was a memorable day that my family will forever be grateful for. Throughout the entire wedding preparations and planning process, Pastor Miller was always available and helpful. He also had the opportunity to provide professional counseling to both my daughter and son in-law, which they both said was extremely beneficial and enlightening. Pastor Miller’s professionalism was truly on display during the ceremony, which we will have everlasting great memories and we are forever grateful. We would highly recommend his services to anyone and wouldn’t hesitate with using his services again. Thank you Pastor Miller! The Lewis Family
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